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John Redwood's Diary · 2h ago

Governor Carney does more twisting and turning over interest rates.

The Governor of the Bank of England has a consistent track record over interest rates. Three times he stated  conditions for a possible  increase, only to fail to put them up each time we re...
John Redwood's Diary · 1d ago

University fees

Labour, Conservatives and Liberal Democrats have all in opposition opposed university tuition fees for some of the time. All in government have signed up for them and increased them. There i...
John Redwood's Diary · 2d ago

How complicated is Brexit?

I have often said that “Brexit could be easy”, and have gone on to explain how the army of consultants, Remain liking government officials on both sides of the Channel, and the EU Commission...
John Redwood's Diary · 3d ago

Productivity in education

Teachers want a pay rise. Schools lobby for larger  budgets. Ministers have now had a second go at producing their Fairer Funding formula. This combines a higher total with a different distr...
John Redwood's Diary · 3d ago

The Boris article

I do not see the Boris article as a leadership bid or an offside comment. It is a clear statement of the possible gains from Brexit, by a senior member of the government speaking for the gov...
John Redwood's Diary · 4d ago

Productivity

Productivity is an ugly sounding word from economics. Some are worried by it as they fear it means job losses, restructurings, making people work harder. Curiously enough it is a word which ...
John Redwood's Diary · 4d ago

Pound hits $1.36 -because of Brexit?

Today the pound got back to $1.36, a fraction off the pre referendum low earlier in 2016. This follows hints that the Bank might put interest rates back up to 0.5% where they were before the...
John Redwood's Diary · 4d ago

Visit to Arborfield Mill Weir by pass project

I went to see the  works that have been carried out by the Loddon adjacent to the A 327 on the edge of Arborfield to the west. I was told that the idea of the scheme is to assist fish and wi...
John Redwood's Diary · 5d ago

Where is Overseas Aid when you need it?

The decision of the UK to guarantee it would spend 0.7% of its National Income every year on Overseas Aid has been contentious. Some dislike the idea of committing to spend without assessing...
John Redwood's Diary · 5d ago

Mr Redwood’s contribution to the debate on the Finance Bill, 12 September 2017

John Redwood (Wokingham) (Con): I felt for the shadow Minister’s being asked to speak in this debate after many hours of toiling away on a different subject yesterday. He obviously struggled...